THREE men have appeared in court in connection with a break-in at a camera shop in which tens of thousands of pounds of equipment was allegedly stolen.
The theft is said to have been carried out between midnight and 3am on Monday at the Jessops photography store in Aberdeen city centre.
It is estimated around £50,000 of cameras and electrical equipment were taken during the alleged break-in at the Market Street premises.
Three men have now appeared in court in connection with the alleged incident.
John Murphy, whose general address was given as Aberdeen, appeared alongside John Davies, from Liverpool, on Tuesday.
Both men were charged with theft by housebreaking when they appeared in private at the city’s sheriff court.
Thomas Day, also from Liverpool, appeared at the city’s sheriff court yesterday and was also charged with theft by housebreaking.
Murphy, 31, Davies, 37, and Day, 39, made no plea or declaration.
Their cases were continued for further examination and all three men were released on bail until their next appearance.
No future dates for the court case have been set at this stage.
A 36-year-old man, who was also reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with the incident, was released without appearing in court.
A spokesman for the Crown Office said: “The Procurator Fiscal also received a report concerning a 36-year-old male.
“They did not appear in court and the report remains under consideration.”